While there may be no shortage of dramedies about death and sexuality coming from the independent arm of Hollywood, these films do at least offer us a chance to get to know writers and directors who might otherwise be lost in the system. The new trailer for Other People, by first-time director and Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kelly, may seem more than a little familiar, but there is something to be said for small, personal films, derivative or not.
It’s a wonder Showtime’s Happyish (previously Trending Down) made it through a first season at all, following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman and subsequent retooling with Steve Coogan in the lead, but now that persistence seems to have worn off. Showtime has officially canceled Happyish, and we’re only sort of sad-ish about it.
As much as we love the work of Aaron Sorkin, it won't last forever. One day 'The Newsroom' will run its course, as 'The West Wing' fades into memory, and forgotten efforts like 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip' become cautionary tales. So what better way to pay tribute to one of Aaron Sorkin's fallen, than to reunite 'Studio 60' stars Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford? Find out who Whitford will play on NBC's 'Go On' inside!
Guess that 'West Wing' reunion wasn't quite as long as we'd thought. Showtime has amassed a considerable amount of clout in the past several years, but perhaps never more so than the recent Emmy awards, in which 'Homeland' took away just about every major category, including the network's first win for 'Outstanding Drama.' Is it any surprise, then, that even a low-class drama like 'Shameless' could attract a former 'West Wing'er for a season 3 role? But whom will Bradley Whitford play?